The OSA Gallery is open to the public for free viewing.

While you visit, inquire about classes, workshops, upcoming workshops, and becoming a member.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday, 1 - 4 pm daily (excluding holidays)


 CURRENT EXHIBIT 

200 for under $200 Art Show and Sale
November 1 – December 5

  

This year’s annual 200 for under $200 Art Show and Sale showcases the work of over 100 artists from Portland and beyond.  Find something perfect for yourself or to give to someone special… with each piece at the perfect 12” x 12” size and priced at or below $200, you can’t go wrong!

Art Pick Up: Friday, December 6 from 10am - 4pm and Monday, December 9 from 1pm - 4pm


UPCOMING:  Veterans Art Show
December 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Opening reception:  Sunday December 15, 1pm – 3pm

OSA presents its second exhibit of original work by US Military veterans.  At the opening reception we will be entertained by Randall Vemer/Cynthia Trif Navy Veteran Soprano.  This exhibit includes works in mediums such as drawing, painting, photography, glass work and more.  Don’t miss this varied and exciting exhibit!

Entry in this show is open to all US Military Veterans.

Please refer to entry instructions and framing rules on this page (below)
Adherence to these guidelines ensures your painting will be eligible for the show.


CALL TO ARTISTS:
2020 Salute to OSA Volunteers
January 9–28, 2020

Opening Reception: 
Thursday, January 9, 6–8pm

 

January is the month we “Salute Our Volunteers” with a show exclusively for them.  Volunteers will be invited to show their work along with the OSA Board of Trustees.  If you have volunteered at OSA in some capacity over the last year, we want to thank you and include you in this show.  As has been policy in the past, gallery sitting during a 2019 show is not counted as volunteer hours.

Art take-in:
Monday, January 6, 10am – 4pm
Tuesday, January 7, 10am – 1pm

Last day of Show:
Tuesday, January 28

Art pick-up:
Wednesday, January 29, 1pm – 4pm
Thursday, January 30, 10am – 4pm


SHOW ENTRY AND SALES INFORMATION

COMMISSIONS

OSA takes a 30% commission fee for selling artists' work.

SHOW ENTRY

OSA now has two options for an entering a show: Online (preferred) and in-person on take-in day.

  • To enter online, please visit the MY ACCOUNT tab via the OSA website main menu, or click HERE
  • If you prefer to download/print the required OSA Entry/Release form and pay your fees at Take-in when you drop off your artwork, please click HERE

ENTRY FEES

Non-juried shows: (Open to the public) $25 for 1 to 3 paintings
Non-juried art shows accept all media: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Mixed Media, Photography, Pastel, Digital Media, Glass Fused, Encastic Painting

Spring (March) and Fall (September) Juried shows: (Members Only) $25 for 1 painting, $30 for 2 paintings No photography accepted

Rose Festival (June) Juried show: (Open to the public) No photography accepted in juried shows
   OSA Members: $25 for the first entry, $10 for the second entry
   Nonmembers: $35 for the first entry, $10 for the second entry

200 for Under $200 show: (Open to the public) $35 for the first entry, $15 each for 2nd and 3rd entry.  Photography accepted

FRAMING GUIDELINES

NOTE: Please take care that your entries meet all specifications. Entries not meeting these specifications will not be accepted.

Download a printable pdf with framing guidelines for juried and non-juried shows

Framing Guidelines for NON-JURIED SHOWS:

  • Paintings must be framed to OSA standards and ready to hang
  • All frame styles are acceptable
  • Frames must have hanging wire secured with D-ring style hangers. No other hanging system will be accepted
  • Unframed "gallery wrapped" canvases must have:
    • Sides painted, NO raw canvas showing
    • NO staples showing
    • MINIMUM DEPTH – 1 ½ inches
  • NO screw eyes – NO saw tooth hangers
  • Taut wire must be attached to the frame not the painting
  • Color mats are acceptable/Dark mats are acceptable
  • MAXIMUM framed dimension – 48 inches – on any side
  • MINIMUM framed dimension – 11 inches – on any side
    • Exception to 11 inch minimum: When one dimension is shorter than 11"…Any 2 conjoining sides that total 22 inches are acceptable, example, a canvas measuring 8"x 16" = 24"
  • Entries larger than 22" x 28" – outside dimension – MUST be Plexiglas – No scratches
  • Glass and mats must be clean and free from lint/hair/spots, etc.
  • Collages: 75% of the work must be original to the artist

 

 

 

 

Framing Guidelines for JURIED SHOWS: 

  • All work must be original to the artist 
  • No class work is accepted 
  • No wet paint 
  • Paintings must be framed to OSA standards and ready to hang 
  • Unframed "gallery wrapped" canvases must have:
    •   Sides painted, NO raw canvas showing
    •   NO staples showing
    •   MINIMUM DEPTH – 1 ½ inches 
  • Plain, simple frames complete with hanging wire secured with D-ring style hangers 
  • NO screw eyes – NO saw tooth hangers 
  • NO ornate frames accepted 
  • Taut wire must be attached to the frame not the painting 
  • Outside mat – white or off white ONLY – NO dark mats 
  • Inner mat liner – Color is acceptable – NO larger than ¼ inch 
  • MAXIMUM framed dimension – 48 inches – on any side 
  • MINIMUM framed dimension – 11 inches – on any side
    • Exception to 11 inch minimum: When one dimension is shorter than 11"…Any 2 conjoining sides that total 22 inches are acceptable, example, a canvas measuring 8"x 16" = 24" 
  • Entries larger than 22" x 28" – outside dimension – MUST be Plexiglas – No scratches 
  • Glass and mats must be clean and free from lint/hair/spots, etc.